When the underwear was finished (A Cherry Blossom part 1) It was time to move on to the “real” garmnents.
I decided to make traveling outfit for the caracter of Anja. She and her family rides the train to get to their country estate, and I thougt it would be fun to create a ensamble to wear while traveling.
And a construction drawing of the shirt and hat, including fabric notes and details.
I used a nice cotton satin for the shirt and did pintucks, buttonclouser and lace decoration.
I also bought some modeling clay (cenitlera) and sculpted some bees for the bee-broch being mentioned in the play.
For headwear I bought a hat on an online auction.
Which I sprayed with silver paint and decorated with ribbons, lace and feathers.
Then I continued with the outer layer of the costume.
Construction sketch with fabric and stiching notes.
I drafted the pattern on my own, and used a purple cotton twill for the skirt and jacket.Cutting the pieces.
Then I decorated them with silver lace and buttons.
And then I asked my sitster to model the clothes.(She is wearing the shift, corset and bustle from my last post underneath.)
This outfit would be more than enough to conclude the shool project. But since I’m a bit of an over-achiver (if you haven’t noticed), I also decided to make a balgown for the caracter (which I will tell you about next time).
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